Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Below you will find a roundup of the most up-to-date guidance from the government, regulators, and sector experts, as well as a range of resources that may be helpful within your organisation.

This information is regularly updated.

*For members, please note that updates for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Brief have now been brought into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Professional network group and Discussion forum and are summarised in the VODG Weekly Brief.



Government guidance: 

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

Shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance – brings together coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) for the adult social care sector and other relevant guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance – brings together Public Health England guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and social care settings, other non-clinical settings, and for the general public.

Adult social care winter plan

COVID-19 winter plan


Sector guidance: 

Care Quality Commission
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: information for providers

Care Provider Alliance
Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Coronavirus information in British Sign Language – from SignHealth

BSL Health Access – from SignHealth and InterpreterNow

Advocacy during coronavirus – from VoiceAbility

Easy Read information about Coronavirus – from Royal Mencap

Coping with Coronavirus – from Beyond Words

Guidance for voluntary organisations – from NCVO

Coronavirus guidance for carers – from Carers UK

Information for people affected by dementia – from the Alzheimer’s Society

What to do if you think someone you know isn’t okay – from the Samaritans